'I know a lot of people who said they were remaining on the fence to see if Rich got into the race,' said Jerry Austin, a retired Cleveland-based Democratic strategist. 'I know a few people who made a commitment to another person in the race, but told them they'd shift over the Rich if he got in.'
COLUMBUS, Ohio--A Texas congressman has requested a federal investigation into whether Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray is illegally working to run for Ohio governor. House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling, a longtime GOP critic of Cordray, asked U.S.
In the wake of the 2008 economic downturn, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - it was supposed to help defend against another financial collapse. Congress designed the CFPB as "independent," meaning it is largely free of presidential oversight - or any other, for that matter.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling writes that Congress can defund Elizabeth Warren's unaccountable and unconstitutional CFPB.
Despite calls by the Plain Dealer, the Tribune Chronicle, and the Akron Beacon Journal to either resign his justiceship or end his gubernatorial bid on grounds that his candidacy violates Ohio's Code of Judicial Conduct, the Columbus Dispatch reports that State Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill still refuses to do so, claiming he's "not officially a candidate."